The Dolphins' Week Ten beating by the Tennessee Titans has Nathaniel hoisting the yellow flag over Sun Life Stadium.
You’ll often hear people refer to bad sports performances as “an egg” or teams “laying an egg” (color announcer and noted ear parasite Steve Tasker said it like seven times on Sunday). But in describing the egg the Dolphins laid in their 37-3 loss to the Tennesse Titans at home, Tasker forgot to mention it was a GIANT AFRICAN ELEPHANT BIRD EGG, the largest and most impressive extant egg specimen in the world.
It’s painful to watch, but this is the play the Heat players need to watch — over and over — to get riled up for Game 4 following their loss in Boston Friday night to let the Celtics back into the Eastern Conference Finals.
Ok, not exactly new. We premiered “IMUR”, a track off of Spirit Mirrir, the upcoming full-length by Miami-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter Sam Friend, way back in September. But the video is new, as is the spelling of the album title, which used to have an “o” in it. Billed as “an honest meditation on the creative process behind ‘IMUR'”, the video was filmed at Flux Studios in NYC and features Friend on vocals and guitar, Brian Tate on bass, Arturo Garcia on drums, Derek Fairholm on piano, and producer Ben Lindell’s dog Juno on the floor. For more where that came from, visit samfriend.com.
Part human, part cyborg, part stardust, Montreal-based Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) is touring behind her critically-acclaimed third album, Visions, and will take the carpet at Bardot Thursday night. We have a pair of tickets to give away to one of our mailing list subscribers. To enter to win, sign up for our weekly e-blast and follow the simple instructions in the friendly “Welcome!” email. We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page early in the afternoon on Thursday. Good luck! Update: And the winner is …
Adding to an already amazing fall concert lineup in South Florida — Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Hunx & His Punx, Manu Chao, Peter Bjorn & John, Bryan Ferry, Ted Leo, Junior Boys, The Drums, Odd Future, and AIDS Wolf are ALL playing locally between September and November — OFF! is coming to play the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Oct. 23.
Led by Black Flag founding member and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris, OFF! came out of nowhere in 2010, releasing four 7” records before compiling them all onto their enigmatically titled debut, First Four EPs, last December via Vice Recordings. The 18-minute album is as aggressive, passionate, and reckless as any of Morris’s proto-hardcore outfits and indisputably proves he’s no old man trying to fit in. (Listen to “Jeffrey Lee Pierce” after the jump, taking a moment to appreciate Raymond Pettibon‘s super cool cover art.)
Boasting Red Kross bassist Steve McDonald, Burning Brides guitarist Dimitri Coats, and Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba, OFF! was a happy accident for hardcore aficionados. Coats, originally slated to produce the Circle Jerks’ seventh album (which never happened and now probably never will), connected with Morris during studio downtime. Long story, short: a strong collaboration was ignited, Rubalcaba and McDonald jumped on board, and Morris’s whirling dervishness found itself yet another outlet.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked irrepressible optimist Megan Ann Harmon over at Miami Favs if she’d contribute ten reasons to be thankful to live in Miami. “Only ten?” she said. We knew we had the right person for the job. Here’s her list.
The beach is my front yard
And it happens to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the things I can do on the beach are endless. I can watch the sunrise, run, stroll, surf, paddle board, wind surf, jet ski, kite board, play almost any sport, pass out on a Boucher Brothers’ lounger, drink daiquiris, walk hand-in-hand with a handsome Latino, stare at the chiseled bodies on the gay beach, attend concerts, festivals, and rallies, etc., etc., etc. Basically, the beach in our front yard is my playground.
The Everglades is my back yard
There is only one of its kind, and it’s here in Miami. If you thought our front yard was fun, think of this as your eco-adventure. You can watch meteor showers and stare at the stars, bike through mangroves, kayak, hike, go bird/gator watching, or take an air-boat ride through the swamp. Very few people ever get to see the miraculous eco-system that is the Everglades. We live in it.
The sun also sets
I can see the two most beautiful scenes of the day — sunrise and sunset – in a single day because I live in Miami. It’s an amazingly Zen experience to watch the sun come up on South Beach and then drive an hour to Key Largo to see the spectacle in reverse. And it’s worth the time. Nature does all the work. I just sit back, relax, and enjoy. And if I’m at Sundowners, that’s usually with a beer in hand, listening to a live band. Magical.